Thornton signed a contract with the Bills on Tuesday. The 29-year-old was on the open market for only a few days after the Cowboys cut ties with him when a hamstring injury sidelined him for much of training camp. Buffalo's decision to bring Thornton aboard suggests he's reasonably healthy now, but it's not expected that he'll see many snaps this season behind the dominant defensive tackle tandem of Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams.
Thornton (hamstring) made his return to Cowboys' practice Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official website reports. Thornton has been bothered by a hamstring injury for several weeks but is seemingly feeling better. It's unlikely the Cowboys would allow the 29-year-old to participate in practice unless they were comfortable with his health. However, with all the time he has missed during training camp, his starting role could potentially be in jeopardy.
Thornton (hamstring) practiced in a limited fashion Monday, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Thornton has been dealing with a hamstring injury the past couple of weeks, but it sounds as though he's finally making some progress in his recovery. The 29-year-old should increase his activity in the days to come, but because of all the time he's missed in the preseason, he may no longer be guaranteed a starting role heading into Week 1.
Thornton left Tuesday's practice with a hamstring injury, Clarence Hill Jr of the Star-Telegram reports. Thornton underwent shoulder surgery back in January, but was cleared for the start of training camp. However, he's now dealing with a hamstring injury following Tuesday's practice, although the exact severity is currently unknown. More details should be provided later this week, but there's a chance Thornton is held out of Saturday's preseason opener against the Rams depending on how the injury responds to treatment.
Thornton (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. Thornton's availability boosts the Cowboys' defensive tackle depth, but with 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 13 games this season, the former Philadelphia Eagle is only an option in the deepest of IDP formats.
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